Archive for June, 2023

Tom Djll, Tim Perkis & Jukka-Pekka Kervinen (US/FI): KINDA GREEN (LIVE)

Cancelled: Tom Djll, Tim Perkis &
Jukka-Pekka Kervinen


26.6.2023 @ 18:00 – 21:00

– The concert is Cancelled –

Tom Djll, trumpet + electronics

Tim Perkis, electronics

Jukka-Pekka Kervinen, guitar + electronics


Tom Djll is an American musician based in the San Francisco Bay Area since 1985. His chief
area of work is among improvisational practices, using trumpet and analog synthesizers. In
his solo practice, Djll often disassembles/reconstructs the trumpet using simple, sometimes
found materials and objects, resulting in an idiomatic, self-contained brass language with
Dadaistic overtones. He regards these temporary instruments as characters in improvised
scenarios, giving them names such as Whirly Honkblatter and Operation Remote Dislocation
Voice-Throwing Irrigator. Djll also incorporates electronics and movement into his solo and
group practice.
Djll’s long-term projects include:
• Grosse Abfahrt — investigations of sociality, identity and language among simultaneous
groupings of improvisers. Core members Gino Robair, matt ingalls, John Shiurba and Tim
• Tender Buttons — instant compositions for piano, toys and electronics, with Tania
Caroline Chen and Gino Robair
• Euphotic — sound environments arising from localized hermetic/invented instrumental
approaches, with Cheryl Leonard and Bryan Day
Djll has been long associated with Bay Area creative music, beginning in 1985 at Mills
College (MFA, 1993-95) then as a founding member of the Improvised Music Association
(1991), FREEWAY (1992-5) and the Transbay Creative Music Calendar (2000-10); as an oncall
member of sfSound, the Mills College Didjeridoo Ensemble, Robair’s I, Norton
ensembles, The Molecules, The Mills College Contemporary Music Ensemble, the Church of
the Super Serge, and the Doors That Only Open In Silence and Resonant Frequencies series
as well as collaborations with the Splatter Trio, Chris Brown, Jack Wright, Toyoji Tomita,
Christopher Williams, William Winant, Fred Frith, Tony Passarell, Tom Nunn, Kyle Bruckmann,
Karen Stackpole, ROVA Saxophone Quartet, John McCowen, Phillip Greenlief, and gabby
Djll contributed to music periodicals The Wire, Musicworks, Signal to Noise and online outlets
Paris Transatlantic and One Final Note from 2002–2012. He is a subject in the 2007
documentary on Bay Area musicians Noisy People, by Tim Perkis.


Tim Perkis is a well-known figure in the worlds of improvised and electronic music. He is
also a founding member of several electronic music ensembles, including the pioneering
computer network band The Hub. Recordings of his music are available on the Artifact,
Tzadik, New World and EMANEM labels, among others. His documentary film NOISY
PEOPLE(2007) and the NOISY PEOPLE podcast (2015) are available at Tim and
the HUB were the recipients of the GigaHertz Prize for Lifetime Achievement in Electronic
Music from ZKM in Karlsruhe Germany, in 2018.


Jukka-Pekka Kervinen is a Finnish composer, writer and musician. His works are focused on
algorithmic systems, computer-assisted musical processes and composition, free improvisation, aleatoric processes, also microtonal, experimental and electronic pieces for various combinations of human-machine interactions, processed sounds, and open scores for various ensembles and solo pieces. He is a member of Wandelweiser collective.

Diane Barbé, Irwin Barbé & Pablo Diserens (DE/FR): in-animate matter (LIVE)

Diane Barbé, Irwin Barbé & Pablo Diserens
in-animate matter (LIVE)

Friday 16.6.2023 at 19:00.
– Voluntary entry fee –

field recordings, wind instruments, analogical synthesis, ecology, music

in-animate matter
Diane Barbé, Irwin Barbé & Pablo Diserens present in-animate matter, an experimental research project that brings together field recording, wind instruments and analogical synthesis in a practice of soundscape representation and imitation. During a two-week residency at the biological research station of Kilpisjärvi in the Arctic, the three artists investigated the symbiotic linkages between biophonic and geophonic entities in the fells, and will present a series of sound vignettes encountered on their matter is funded by Berlin Senate Department for Culture and Community and by the European Union.

Diane Barbé

Weaving together experimental music, biophonic research and activism, Diane Barbé (she/they) explores human and non-human worlds through sound. Based in Berlin since 2015, she operates at the intersection of ecology and music, working with field recording as much as with synthesis and acoustic instruments. Her debut album of cinema-without-images, “a conference of critters”, was released on the Berlin phonography label forms of minutiae in October 2022. She is currently creating an ensemble of wind instruments, percussions, bird calls and little sound devices, called The Alien Kin, used to explore the playful and ineffable spaces of interspecies communication and nonhuman languages.
latest release: a conference of critters, 2022

Irwin Barbé

Irwin Barbé (he/him) explores the border areas between abstraction, fiction and documentary through musical and visual practices. His work weaves links between heterogeneous worlds : acousmatic music and biomimicry, psychedelism and astronomical research, sensory illusions and urban planning, fractal geometry and mass consumption. These non-dualistic explorations have been presented in various forms over the last years : exhibitions, live performances, books, albums…
latest release: azurescens, 2022

Pablo Diserens
Pablo Diserens (she/they) is a field recordist, musician and artist devoted to non-human realities, attentive listening and possible forms of coexistence between species. Through an ecologically engaged multidisciplinary creative practice, she investigate diverse biomes and acoustic events using acoustic and visual recording techniques. Her work mixes sound, music, images and text to emphasize deep listening and connection. Here, acoustic ecology, photographic and electroacoustic forms bring to the fore the biological and geological properties of the environments explored. In solidarity with a wounded planet, Diserens’ practice invites people to attune to the present in an attempt at rethinking caring strategies and our relationship with the world and its biotic communities.
instagram @pablodiserens
latest release: upstream ensemble, 2023